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Synopsis:

First published in 1952, Paul Bowles' novel Let It Come Down (the citation from Shakespeare's Macbeth) celebrates an era within the city of Tangier which, as Bowles notes in his Preface "Thirty Years Later", "has long ago ceased to exist. . . . Like a photograph, the tale is a document relating to a specific place at a given moment in time, illuminated by the light of that particular moment". The final section of the novel, "Another Kind of Silence", was famously written in Xauen in the Rif mountains while under the influence of kif.

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Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World. In addition to being one of the most powerful postwar American novelists, Bowles was an acclaimed composer, a travel writer, a poet, a translator, and a short-story writer. He died in Morocco in 1999.

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ISBN:
9780876854792
Author:
Bowles, Paul
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Location:
Santa Barbara, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
N-1460-AF
Publication Date:
20020605
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
8.99x5.88x.89 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1952, Paul Bowles' novel Let It Come Down (the citation from Shakespeare's Macbeth) celebrates an era within the city of Tangier which, as Bowles notes in his Preface "Thirty Years Later", "has long ago ceased to exist. . . . Like a photograph, the tale is a document relating to a specific place at a given moment in time, illuminated by the light of that particular moment". The final section of the novel, "Another Kind of Silence", was famously written in Xauen in the Rif mountains while under the influence of kif.
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